Creditors' Rights Section
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Creditors' Rights Section

The Creditors' Rights Section was founded in 1992 to meet the needs of attorneys whose practice is concentrated in the representation of creditors. It addresses the educational, economic and legislative needs of its members. Membership in the Creditors' Rights Section is supplemental to membership in the Commercial Law League of America.

Members of the Creditors' Rights Section are professionals engaged in the practice of creditors' rights law who also serve the credit industry in other commercial legal matters. The goals of the Section are to promote high standards of professionalism, integrity and excellence, to facilitate the exchange of ideas, and to address pending legislation (both state and federal). Its membership exceeds 700 and has quickly gained a reputation as a provider of quality education featuring some of the leading authorities in the country. It seeks out the authors of important works dealing with various aspects of commercial law.

The Section and monitors federal and state legislation impacting the commercial lawyer. It also developed a comprehensive guide to commercial collections that includes more than two dozen monographs on how to organize and manage a collection practice. Included are tips on marketing as well as a summary of substantive law that is crucial for the successful creditors' rights attorney.

  • Click here to view the Creditors' Rights Section's Executive Council

Who Are The Members of the Creditors' Rights Section?

Members of the CLLA who are attorneys, judges, law professors, law students or editors of a law review are eligible for membership in the CRS. Any non-attorney member of the League who is employed in a law office engaged in debt collection or insolvency as an administrator, collector, paralegal or manager of a collection department is also eligible to join as an associate member of the Section. The CRS welcomes new members of the CLLA and bankruptcy practitioners to join and become active participants in the Creditors' Right Section.

If you are not currently a CLLA member but are interested in joining the Creditors Rights Section, please click here. Current CLLA Members click here for an individual Section Application. If you have any questions regarding membership within the Creditors' Rights Section please click here.

The objectives of the Creditors' Rights Section are:

  • To assist the CLLA in promoting the highest standards of integrity, honesty and performance among its various constituencies.

  • To advance the interests of creditors' rights in all proposed state and federal legislation.

  • To assist the business community in the preservation and advancement of its ethical standards, legal rights and interests.

  • To support the judicial process in securing fairness and uniformity.

  • To benefit the legal community by promoting elevated standards of integrity, honesty and competence in the practice of law through continuing legal education.

Why Do Creditors Retain Members of the Creditors' Rights Section?

  • Members are comprised of competent attorneys whose practices are concentrated in the field of creditors' rights and who are involved with networks of peers dedicated to promoting high standards and excellence in service to their clients.

  • Members are involved in the creation and dissemination of current changes in legislation and case law on a regional and national level.

  • Members engage in continuing legal education provided by the CLLA in the areas of creditors' rights and bankruptcy.

  • Members have the opportunity to or have already achieved certification as a Creditors' Rights Specialist from the American Board of Certification (recognized by the ABA).

  • Members receive recognition for high professional standards from both the business and legal communities.


    Commercial Law League of America

    3005 Tollview Drive
    Rolling Meadows, IL 60008

    Phone: (312) 240-1400
    Fax: (847) 584-3939